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Halima Frost

Halima Frost

Halima Frost is a Creamer Media Senior Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Halima Frost

Two hands holding raw coal

Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices

23rd February 2024

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications

Upward trend in generative AI adoption

23rd February 2024

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


A group of make shift tents and lean to's in the DRC Bush which houses artisanal miners and their families

DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price

16th February 2024

A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Human rights a key issue

16th February 2024

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


A Veracio TruGyro implement placed on tests on a red rock surface

Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership

9th February 2024

Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider... 


A man holding a remote detonator for an explosive set at a mine

Company showcases contribution to positive disruption

26th January 2024

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


A Blue AI generated image of AI in Mining with a Load Haul vehicle on it

AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm

26th January 2024

In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and... 


A group of men and ladies standing on a stage with the Investing in African Mining Indaba logo on a wall behind them at the indaba last year

Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance

26th January 2024

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


A man in yellow PPE in front of a rock face looking at a stone sample.

Exploration deficit hampering sector

26th January 2024

South Africa’s mineral exploration sector is underperforming, with as much as a 15-year deficit in terms of the required exploration activity for a minerals- and mining- prolific country, posits... 


a Gloved hand holding a chunk of raw platinum ore

PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted

26th January 2024

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 


A Multotec pulping chute being manufactured with a woman in PPE looking through the centre of the Chute

Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining

26th January 2024

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


A man sitting in front of an AI Generated screen indicating the cycle of a remote blasting sequence

Green blasting tech to be showcased

26th January 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


A man at an opencast mining operation wearing PPE working on geotechnical mapping on a tablet

Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba

26th January 2024

In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF

Circularity promoted

26th January 2024

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


a group of women one smiling straight at the camera wearing green Youth Employment Programme shirts

Young mining potential

26th January 2024

To ignite conversations about the ballooning youth unemployment rate in South Africa, private-sector-funded initiative Youth Employment Services (YES) programme CEO Ravi Naidoo will unpack the... 


A pure copper component being packed and labeled for export

Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges

24th January 2024

Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos... 


Midea Image

Local companies distribute new inverter, battery solutions

7th December 2023

Energy technology provider Midea Energy Solutions, a product division of global appliance and air conditioning manufacturer Midea, has partnered with local distributors Livance Distributors and... 


The Asher machine installed at a client which incinerates waste in a more environment friendly manner

New waste management system has multiple environmental benefits

1st December 2023

Sustainable waste management solutions provider Asher Africa’s latest waste management system effectively decreases a client's waste output and offers an “almost emissions-free process”,... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy

COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate

1st December 2023

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations

Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing

24th November 2023

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


a raw piece of copper ore on a black background

New processing chemicals supplied to copper miner

17th November 2023

Consequent to a complete ore characteristics analysis for a new client in the copper processing sector, South African chemical company Axis House has supplied collectors, depressants and frothers... 


A large box of processed copper hangbars for a client

Loophole harming sector

17th November 2023

Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through... 


A segmented image of a Schurco Slurry Pump wet end pump made using a special polyurethane compound

Copper mine receives 20 new pumps

17th November 2023

Heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has successfully supplied 20 new pumps to a copper mine, in the Northern Cape, and has received an order for spares – valued at over... 


A Blue Motovario Motor Gearbox unit which is being imported by Madacan to supply South Africa's mining sector.

Larger premises boosts stockholding

9th November 2023

Industrial electrical, electronic and mechanical product supplier Madacan Africa started operations last month at its new premises in the Northlands Business Park in Northriding, which is almost... 


A woman and man in a warehouse looking at a tablet

Pandemic-induced change demands upskilling

3rd November 2023

The warehousing and storage sector has noted a substantial uptick in demand for space and associated services, following the significant increase in e-commerce buying after Covid-19. The e-commerce... 


An aerial view of the new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg

Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine

27th October 2023

A new Chieftain 2200 mobile inclined screen was delivered in August by mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment to the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. Manufactured by mobile... 


A large yellow grader in an opencast mine with a blue sky in the background

Sector can flourish – association

27th October 2023

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 


An explosion with ground being blown up in a controlled explosion using the BME Viperdet MS series of Detonators

Nonelectric detonators gain traction

20th October 2023

Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African... 


South African Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel at a podium during a discussion at last years Manufacturing Indaba

Organisers preparing for biggest event yet

29th September 2023

Events marketing and public relations house Siyenza Management will celebrate the hosting of the tenth Manufacturing Indaba, with this year’s edition being the largest edition to date. The event... 


An inverter with the Midea logo on

New inverter, battery solutions distributed

21st September 2023

Energy technology provider Midea Energy Solutions, a product division of global appliance and air conditioning manufacturer Midea, has partnered with local distributors Livance Distributors and... 


a light aircraft on the runway at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane

Event continues to impress

15th September 2023

Southern Africa's premier event for the general aviation industry, AERO South Africa took place this year at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane, Gauteng, from July 6 to 9. The event was... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston

First skid delivered to Free State client

8th September 2023

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


solar panels on the roof of Static Powers's factory as part of a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic grid-tied system

Group installs 1.1 MW solar system at manufacturing facility

8th September 2023

After a year of planning and installing alternating-current and direct-current solutions, standby equipment manufacturer Static Power has commissioned a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied... 


An aerial view of the Westgate Shopping centre with teh rood almost completely covered in a solar photovoltaic panel array

Firm pushing for investment in energy projects

8th September 2023

Having realised the potential of particularly solar energy in the renewable-energy sector, independent investment and advisory firm Bravura aims to implement additional in-house capabilities to... 


A 20m high streetlight with a solar panel on top installed along Stanford Road in Gqeberha with the area in the background

Solar streetlights installed along Gqeberha street

8th September 2023

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has supplied its solar lighting highmast the SOLARFLOOD solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, along a stretch of Stanford road in Gqeberha, in the... 


the cooling towers and stacks with smoke pluming out the top

Refurbishment under way at Kriel

25th August 2023

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape

Microgrid roll-out gaining traction

25th August 2023

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


A large conveyor system carrying coal

Yearly materials handling conference well represented

18th August 2023

This year’s International Materials Handling Conference (IMHC), Beltcon21, was held on August 2 and 3 at the Emperor's Palace Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Beltcon – the leading... 


A load haul machine driving in a sparse mining terrain with the sun shining brightly in the sky

New colliery promotes women’s empowerment

11th August 2023

Within the first few months of operating, coal miner Canyon Coal’s R600-million Gugulethu colliery, in Mpumalanga, has employed 21 women, with the intention of increasing that number going forward,... 


Impala Platinum Rustenburg mine and processing plant with the sun rising through the clouds

Promoting women in PGMs sector

11th August 2023

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says it is committed to gender mainstreaming, which is to intentionally advance women in the workplace, and has established plans and policies... 


International Day of Woman in Mining celebrated

11th August 2023

Minerals Council South Africa hosted a breakfast celebrating the International Day of Women in Mining on June 15, at The Country Club Johannesburg in Rosebank, Gauteng, themed Equity in Mining is... 


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